We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

No, you cannot taste Mateus Rosé here. The wine is named after the village and the only connection... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Lovely gardens and palace

The tour of the Palace is very interesting. A walk around the beautiful gardens afterwards is a... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Mark W
Seattle, Washington
Read all 802 reviews
All photos (766)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour”(21 reviews)
“rose wine”(9 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291, Portugal
+351 259 323 121
Reviews (802)
Filter reviews
209 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews guided tour across the road rose wine well worth the visit famous wine english speaking family history beautiful grounds formal gardens place is beautiful on display free parking entrance fee interesting house main entrance baroque style wine shop
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 209 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

No, you cannot taste Mateus Rosé here. The wine is named after the village and the only connection with the village is that the Count gave permission to the owners of a young vineyard to use the name before realising that the wine would be...More

Thank MBKOKent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay away from this place! ! ! There are many other places to visit in Portugal with wonderful, exciting people who welcome tourists. We have arrived for a short visit and found out a very NONE-FRIENDLY place to visit. For 8.5 Euro we had the...More

Thank Traveler831321
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The original home of Mateus Rose (but no longer) this lovely Palazza only an hour or so from Porto is well worth a visit to see a style of life now moving on. We spent a couple of very pleasant hours in the house and...More

1  Thank Judith H
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We only paid for visiting the gardens and viewing the outside of the baroque style chateau. We loved the walk through the gardens. Took numerous pictures as souvenirs. Worth the 8,50 euros p/p entrance fee.

Thank Andre S
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a lovely small palace and is still occupied so only a few rooms are available to visit. We had an excellent guide who gave us a potted history of the place and pointed out the more interesting features in the rooms we visited....More

Thank susiedu
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This manor house is best known for the image that appears on Mateus Rosé bottles (although I am led to beleive the wine has got nothing to do with the manor house itself). We were passing Villa Real and took a small diversion to visit...More

Thank 964DavidE
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The tour of the Palace is very interesting. A walk around the beautiful gardens afterwards is a must. BTW - this is not the company who made the Mateus wine so many recall - that company just used the picture of the Palace on their...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 25 September 2018

It is really a very wonderful place to visit. They have guided tours of the Palace as well as the gardens. Do not miss this place if you are near Vila Real Portugal.

Thank Traveler7010
Reviewed 22 September 2018

The English tour was wonderful given by Monica and we started out in the little chapel. Well worth seeing this plus its sanctuary. The whole place including the house has magnificent wood ceilings and all natural wood plus ornamental wood above each door entrance. Lots...More

Thank milehidi
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This family palace, built in 1739 is truly awesome, lots of beautifully carved woodwork, artwork, and antique furnishings, is well worth the visit, which includes a guided tour in many languages. Most enjoyable was the vast network of gardens unlike any others I have seen....More

Thank h00dview
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Quinta do Paco Hotel
104 reviews
.45 miles away
Hotel Miracorgo
346 reviews
1.63 miles away
Solar Dos Canavarros
42 reviews
7.43 miles away
Casa Das Pipas
156 reviews
8.66 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 118 nearby restaurants
Vinho & Tretas
125 reviews
.08 miles away
Restaurante Convivio
45 reviews
.44 miles away
Restaurante Residencial Maria Do Carmo
116 reviews
.68 miles away
75 reviews
.95 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 26 nearby attractions
Capela Nova ( Igreja de Sao Paulo )
78 reviews
1.68 miles away
Casal de Loivos Viewpoint
44 reviews
3.21 miles away
UTAD Botanical Garden
42 reviews
1.50 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
30 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Geod2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I can't help. I was on a river cruise on the Douro River and visited here on an organized coach trip
23 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from janneman55 | Reviewed this property |
it's 12 euro per visitor, for the castle, the chapel and free for the gardens. If you like wine, spend the extra 5 euro for the wine tasting, it's something different from the well known rosé
4 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from T09DTL | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, To be honest I am not sure! I purchased my ticket at the front gate, but there were a few tour busses there, so maybe you can book a tour? Best of luck! And wishing you excellent weather for your outing (: